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Better access to cool caps improves outcomes, lowers cost of treating asphyxia in newborns

... BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2008 When newborns suffering from a form of asphyxia at birth have better access to head cooling devices, fewer will face a ... permanent damage from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a form of asphyxia that damages the central nervous system. In Massachusetts, this would ...

While you were sleeping

... men, with around three percent going on to experience a severe form of the condition characterised by extended pauses in breathing, repetitive asphyxia and sleep fragmentation. Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are also affected, raising concerns of long-term cognitive damage. ...

Sixty Percent of Americans Cannot Name Top Killers of Kids

... face -- dehydration from diarrhea, pneumonia, vaccine-preventable diseases such as tetanus and measles, and neonatal complications such as birth asphyxia and sepsis," states David Oot, Associate Vice-President of Health, Save the Children. "Two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented with basic ...

Cooling treatment for newborn asphyxia

... no effective treatments to reduce the risk of asphyxia at birth, but recent small scale studies have ... can prevent the complications caused by asphyxia. asphyxia can be caused by a number of factors, including ... parents of more than 200 children suffering from asphyxia will be asked to allow their infants to take part ...

Brain Defect boy Compensated for Medical Error

... baby to the Government Medical College Hospital. After a lot of checkups we were told that my son's brain cells have been damaged because of breath asphyxia caused due to the delay in delivery," said Thomas, a bank manager. After 45 days at the government hospital, Thomas and Geetha returned with ...

Government Hospital’s Poor Functioning Claims Lives Of 138 Infant

... team observed that early detection of fetal distress and proper neonatal resuscitation could have prevented many of the deaths caused by birth asphyxia and that facilities for investigation were not utilized nor expert opinion sought in most cases. About 800 children, till the age of 12, are ...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

... Among infants, hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy due to acute perinatal asphyxia remains an important cause of neurodevelopmental deficits in childhood//. Infants with moderate encephalopathy have a 10% risk of death, and ...

Night borns' risk

... were more serious - a problem which became worse in the 1990s. Between 1990 and 1995, there was a 60% increase in the risk of mortality related to asphyxia in preterm infants born at night, compared to preterm infants born during the day. The Hong Kong study, based on data from the Swedish birth ...
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